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CBS Has Right 'Numb3rs' for Friday Win
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) Fast National ratings for Friday, April 22, 2005

CBS came up with slightly better "Numb3rs" than NBC on Friday to win the overall ratings title, although NBC came out on top in its favorite demographic.

For the night, CBS averaged a 6.3 rating/11 share, slightly better than NBC's 6.1/11. ABC took third at 5.0/9, while FOX came in fourth with a 4.0/7. The WB's 1.9/3 was good for fifth, just beating UPN's 1.8/3.

NBC led a tightly bunched field in the adults 18-49 demo, posting a 2.6 rating in primetime. CBS, 2.4, was second, followed by ABC, 2.3, and FOX, 2.2. The WB averaged 1.2 and UPN 1.1.

"Dateline," 5.3/10, won the 8 p.m. hour for NBC over the season finale of "Joan of Arcadia," 5.2/10, on CBS. A repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" put ABC in third with a 4.9/9. FOX took fourth with the network premiere of the movie "Maid in Manhattan." "Star Trek: Enterprise" averaged 2.0/3 for UPN, beating "What I Like About You" and a "Reba" repeat on The WB.

CBS moved in front at 9 p.m. with "JAG," 6.5/12. "Third Watch" averaged 6.0/11 for NBC. FOX's movie improved to 4.5/8 in its second hour, taking over third place. ABC dipped to 3.6/6 with an hour's worth of "Hope & Faith." The WB moved up to fifth with "Reba" and "Living with Fran," topping an "America's Next Top Model" rerun on UPN.

At 10 p.m., CBS's "Numb3rs" scored the night's highest rating, 7.3/13. "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (6.9/12) was not far behind for NBC. ABC's "20/20" averaged 6.3/11.

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